|Raleigh to Columbia, MD.|
|The cooler is packed.|
|Car packed and ready to head north.|
|"Hey, I'm going too. And I ride inside!"|
With the temperatures soaring into the 90s, it's good to be heading north to cooler climes. We usually depart on a Sunday and make our way up I85 to Richmond, and then over to Hwy 301 via Bowling Green, VA and on to Columbia, MD. This way we skirt around Washington, DC and avoid the traffic of the Beltway. Sure there are numerous traffic lights this way, but it's a much less stressful drive.
We cross over the Potomac on the Governor Harry Nice Memorial Bridge from Virginia into Maryland. The Bridge is a 1.7-mile, two-lane truss bridge.
|The Harry Nice Memorial Bridge.|
Check out this video so you can ride with "us" across the Bridge.
I have cousins in Columbia, and we usually stop for a visit with them, and one of Dan's former graduate students and his wife live in Columbia, and we connect with them. So this is a good stop on the first leg of our journey north.